9 Healthy Foods from the Mediterranean Diet

Chickpeas

2. Chickpeas

Eaten daily, combined with grains and starches, beans provide high-quality protein along with folate, calcium, iron and zinc. They also offer benefits like healthy, filling doses of fiber (both soluble and insoluble), phytates and phyto­sterols; studies suggest beans may help manage diabetes, prevent colon cancer and reduce heart disease risk.

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